Cristiano Ronaldo helped Real Madrid become world champions on multiple occasions, but one notable example was on December 16, 2017, when Real Madrid won the FIFA Club World Cup final against Brazilian club Grêmio.
In the final, Ronaldo was the star of the show, scoring the winning goal in the 53rd minute. Luka Modric played a lofted pass over the Grêmio defense, and Ronaldo brought the ball down with a sublime first touch before calmly slotting it past the goalkeeper.
Ronaldo’s goal not only secured the victory for Real Madrid, but it also earned him the Golden Ball award for the tournament’s best player. This was Ronaldo’s fifth Club World Cup victory, having previously won the tournament in 2008, 2014, 2016, and earlier in 2017.
Real Madrid’s triumph in the Club World Cup final was a testament to Ronaldo’s importance to the team. He scored crucial goals in the semi-final and final, and his leadership and experience helped guide the team to yet another major trophy. Ronaldo’s impact on Real Madrid’s success during his time at the club cannot be understated, and he will always be remembered as one of their greatest ever players.